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The Jersey Shore of yore (1915)

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The Jersey Shore was popular long before reality TV characters like Snooki, JWoww and The Situation helped make the place well-known across the US. But you can be sure that 100 years ago, people would have never possibly imagined the role spray tanner, hot tubs and bikini tops would eventually play in further popularizing that quaint little place they could go to be beside the seaside.

Jersey Shore, 1915-style

Sights and scenes snapped on the boardwalk during a Sunday visit to the Jersey Shore

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View of boardwalk from hotel top. This picture was taken yesterday from the Traymore looking toward the million-dollar pier.

Out for a morning stroll

Riding on the beach is popular

A snapshot up a stairway

Side-laced shoes and zebra stockings were noted

Striped skirts show flowing lines

The Jitney bus has taken hold in Philadelphia, as evidenced by noonday rush at City Hall Plaza

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